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The Toll of Racism

Two recent articles in the New York Times illustrate the racism faced by African Americans, often on a daily basis.  Sociologist Karyn Lacy discusses the code switching used by middle class African Americans to reduce racial stigmatization. Amy Harmon references…

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Race and Medicine: The Harm That Comes From Mistrust

While racial differences in health care outcomes are due to differences in health behaviors, education and income, mistrust of the health care system by African Americans and other People of Color also plays a role.  Austin Frakt describes racism in…

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How to Be a Better White Person in 2020

Sometimes reviewing the basics is important.  Michael Harriot provides that service in his article in The Root as he explains six steps white people can take to reduce racial harm.  Click here to read the article.

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Massive New Database Will Connect Billions of Historic Records to Tell the Full Story of American Slavery

“Enslaved: Peoples of the Historic Slave Trade,”  a database, which will serve as a clearinghouse for information about enslaved people and their captors, will launch in 2020.  The tool will link information from projects like Vanderbilt’s “Slave Societies Digital Archive” …

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At ‘Black Out’ Performances, the Power of Healing Through Community

Patrice Peck reports on a trend for “Black Out” performances which reserve the viewing of certain performances plays and screenings of movies for African American audiences and the affirmation it provides for both performers and audience members.  Read the complete…

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